Perez won't make his scheduled start Monday for Double-A Erie due to a blister on his throwing hand, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
It looks like Perez, who was the top prospect the Tigers received in the trade last week that sent Justin Verlander in Houston, will have to wait a little longer to make his debut with his new organization. The 19-year-old had previously made six starts at the Double-A level with the Astros' affiliate at Corpus Christi, providing a 3.09 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 32 innings.
Perez was traded to the Tigers on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The Astros paid a hefty sum to acquire Justin Verlander from the Tigers on Thursday, and part of that price was giving up Perez, who is considered one of Houston's top prospects. Perez, 19, was recently promoted to Double-A and has pitched well at that level with 3.09 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP across 32.0 innings. He'll immediately become one of Detroit's top prospects that should be a centerpiece of the Tigers' rebuild.
Perez, 19, has a 3.21 ERA and 21:9 K:BB in 28 innings since being promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi.
The numbers don't jump off the page, but when taking into account Perez's age, they become much more interesting. The 6-foot-3 righty is still maturing, but he possesses three pitches and has largely been a strike thrower during his brief time in the minors. With a few ticks added to his fastball, Perez could emerge as an elite pitching prospect.
Perez will make his Double-A debut Monday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
A strong season with High-A Buies Creek led the Astros to bump him up the organizational ladder. After compiling a 2.98 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 53:16 K:BB in 54.1 innings, he'll make his debut with Double-A Corpus Christi once Dallas Keuchel (neck) is finished with his rehab outing.
Perez is ranked 32nd overall in the midseason prospect rankings released by Baseball America.
Perez, who was ranked 54th on the preseason list, had moved up to 39th in May before arriving at 32nd in the most current iteration of the rankings. With the move up the list, Perez passes Francis Martes as the organization's pitching prospect. The 19-year-old right-hander sports a 3.22 ERA with 48 strikeouts over 50.1 innings for High-A Buies Creek.
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